02 Jun, 2018

Vietnamese Beef Noodles for Colds

by Linh Quach

Facts you didn’t know about the famous Vietnamese Beef Noodle
  1. Culinary expert Andrea Nguyen states that Pho was inspired by French cuisine, pot au feu in the 1880’s.
  2. The soup contains 3 ingredients that Chinese Medicinal herbalists use in formulas for treating Colds:
    • Ba Jiao Hui Xiang (Star Anise)
    • Sheng Jiang (Ginger)
    • Gui Zhi (Cinnamon)
    • Not to mention the onion, garlic and lemon dressing, all of which has some immune boosting effects. 
  3. Dr. Oz likened pho to chicken soup, just with added spices.
  4. Pho can still provide medicinal benefits when made vegetarian or vegan because the spices, rice noodles, herbs and vegetables don’t change. 
  5. You have probably heard bone broths are the new Coffee. Bone broths take a minimum of 4 hours to make. Save yourself that time by going to a traditional Vietnamese restaurant for Pho. Tip: ask your Vietnamese friends for recommendations. Not all Pho restaurants hold to a high standard of Quality. 
  6. You can eat pho to improve your immune system and prevent poor health. 
I myself as a practitioner LOVE prescribing Pho to my sick patients, including myself. 
 

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28 May, 2018

Why Do I Practice Chinese Medicine?

by Linh Quach

When I was a little girl, I would hear my mother tell the same story over and over to her friends. They would be sitting at a round table enjoying dinner, rehashing the experience of being a Vietnamese Refugee. I remember it like it was yesterday. Her story was about how she saved my life in the Kuala Lumpur refugee camp back in 1994. 

“That winter was a cold one,” she would say, flicking her long brown hair out of her pale freckled cheeks. “Linh had a fever for over a day and I didn’t know what to do. There was no such thing as calling an ambulance or having access to a doctor. Her father had gone to Australia and I was alone. She was screaming and crying all the time. So I asked around in the camp for help and someone told me to use Chinese medicine. I would pinch her nose and pour the medicine down her throat.” My mothers eyes would water at this moment. She would continue, “Her screams and crying were heartbreaking but I didn’t have a choice. I made her drink it all. Thats probably why she’s such a strong girl, she survived all of that.”

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22 Apr, 2018

Distal Needling Acupuncture (DNA) Thermal Imaging Shoulder Pain

by Linh Quach

Last post, we discovered that acupuncture has the potential to increase blood circulation. In this post, we can examine its fast and immediate effects at reducing inflammation.

Take the case of a gentleman who came to the clinic suffering from residual pain having dislocated his shoulder less than a week ago.

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14 Mar, 2018

Distal Needling Acupuncture (DNA) Thermal Imaging Back Pain

by Linh Quach

 

This DNA method triggers the release of the body’s internal chemicals such as endorphins and enkephalins, which have pain-relieving properties. Use of the DNA method produces a drug free solution to various forms of pain such as musculoskeletal pain. This acupuncture method also helps to create a treatment matrix for some of the more difficult conditions which are resistant to other types of treatment. DNA ultimately increases and restores blood flow to the affected areas of the body to promote the healing process.

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